BT Building Edinburgh Park, Scottish HQ office photos, Bennetts Associates architect

BT Edinburgh Headquarters

Alexander Graham Bell House, southeast Scotland, UK design by architects Bennetts Associates

Alexander Graham Bell Building – Offices at South Gyle, Scotland

Date built: 1999

Design: Bennetts Associates, architects

Bennetts Associates
image © Keith Hunter from Bennetts Associates

BT Edinburgh Offices

Bennetts Associates
BT Edinburgh: building images from Bennetts Associates

Landscaping by Ian White Associates

Situated at entry to Edinburgh Park the BT building consists of a rectilinear block with an attached red-coloured block (within a skeletal drum) facing the Gyle Broadway.

BT building
BT Edinburgh: interior image from Bennetts Associates

The materials inside are restrained and of high quality, and the building is helped by informal water landscaping to the front by Ian White Associates.

Alexander Graham Bell House
Alexander Graham Bell House – BT Building image from Bennetts Associates

The red block to the East (café below, plant on top) sheathed in a circular foil of brise soleil marks the main entry to the Park; five atria plus a triple-height ‘street’ form the main building’s spaces.

Alexander Graham Bell House represents a serious attempt to produce a passively-ventilated building without losing architectural repose: it follows on ideas from Powergen Headquarters in Coventry, also by Bennetts Associates.

Alexander Graham Bell House Alexander Graham Bell House Edinburgh BT Edinburgh Building
image © Keith Hunter from Bennetts Associates

The architects were Bennetts Associates, who are based in London, England.

BT Building – approximate build cost: £24m

Bennetts Associates

BT Edinburgh Building
BT Edinburgh Building : interior image by Steffen Schefer

Edinburgh Office Buildings

Contemporary Edinburgh Park Properties – selection from this website:

Early Bennetts Associates building:
John Menzies building at Edinburgh Park, Site D, in 1994

Edinburgh Park Architecture – links to all the architect-designed commercial properties in this office park on the west side of the Scottish capital city.

British Telecom Building – Telecom House

BT Building Edinburgh
Alexander Graham Bell House – pattern: image by Steffen Schefer

Edinburgh Offices

BT Headquarters in Glasgow is located on the Broomielaw in a building by Fitzroy Robinson

British Telecom Building – BT Tower, London

Edinburgh Architecture Designs

Contemporary Edinburgh Architectural Designs – recent selection:

Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian, southeast Scotland, United Kingdom

Scottish Parliament, Royal Mile / Canongate

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh, Royal Mile

RBS Gogarburn, Gogar, west of the city

Comments / photos for the BT Edinburgh Office – Alexander Graham Bell Building Architecture pages welcome